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  1. New Treatments on the Horizon for Psoriasis

    June 25, 2001 -- It's been advertised as the heartbreak of psoriasis, those patches of red, raised areas of skin covered with a flaky white buildup called plaques. For many though, that heartbreak may soon go away because there are many upcoming treatments for this often disabling and disfiguring co

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  2. Drugs Usher in Era of Hope for Rheumatoid Arthritis Sufferers

    Nov. 29, 2000 -- Until recently, fairly toxic drugs were the only viable option to relieve the pain from rheumatoid arthritis. But according to two new studies, all of that has changed with the availability of newer drugs that target not only the symptoms of the arthritis, but can protect the joints

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  3. Emotions and Pain Often Go Hand in Hand

    Nov. 17, 2000 -- Sprain your ankle playing soccer and you are going to be more careful next time. Get into trouble for saying something stupid and next time you will measure your words. Go through a bad relationship and next time you are going to be less trusting. It seems natural to avoid doing wha

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  4. New Day Coming for Rheumatoid Arthritis Sufferers

    Oct. 30, 2000 (Philadelphia) -- The media has reported that a "cure" for rheumatoid arthritis is in the wings. Should people who live with this debilitating illness expect to take one magic treatment and live life as if their joints had never been swollen, tender, and eventually damaged? Such a cure

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  5. Gene Discovery May Help Guide Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment

    Aug. 31, 2000 -- Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a deforming, crippling disease that can lead to disability. But now, Canadian researchers have discovered a gene that can predict who will get the severe form of the disease and could help decide who needs aggressive treatment. The Canadians, led by Abba

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  6. Many Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Get Below-Par Care

    Aug. 22, 2000 -- People with rheumatoid arthritis may not be getting the best care available, either for the arthritis or for other illnesses they may have -- particularly if they rely only on primary care doctors for their treatment, a new study indicates. If they are not doing so already, these pa

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  7. Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients at Higher Risk for Bone Loss

    April 28, 2000 -- Women who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis have a higher risk of developing osteoporosis than the general public, according to a new Norwegian study. Rheumatoid arthritis, a disease in which the body?s faulty immune system attacks its own healthy joint tissue, affects about 1% of t

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  8. You Are What You Eat: New Theories About Rheumatoid Arthritis

    April 18, 2000 -- Rheumatoid arthritis sufferers take note or take it with a grain of salt but eating cereal grains such as wheat, rye, barley, oats and corn, or legumes, such as beans and peas, may produce changes in gut structure that promote the development of the disease in susceptible people. T

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  9. New Drugs Hold Promise for Treating Autoimmune Diseases

    March 10, 2000 (New York) -- New drugs aimed at attacking the underlying molecular causes of autoimmune diseases may one day offer hope to millions of people who live with conditions such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and multiple sclerosis, say experts speaking at a conference at the New York Uni

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  10. Early Therapy Helps Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

    March 9, 2000 (Minneapolis) -- People with rheumatoid arthritis who receive early and aggressive treatment called "second-line" therapy have less pain and disability than those for whom the treatment is delayed, Canadian researchers report in the Journal of Rheumatology. The initial treatment of rhe

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